Come Find Yourself is the debut studio album by the American band Fun Lovin' Criminals. It was released on February 20, 1996 by Chrysalis Records.Wikipedia
I bet teenaged me would’ve liked this. And she would have been wrong. Ugh.
Hard to imagine why Huey Morgan thought this bonged-out drudgery could be called fun lovin. Criminal, sure. They do their best to nestle awkwardly in an honourable tradition of stealing freely from their forebears; in this case the Beasties, Tarantino (I guess) and (don't ask me why anyone would want to do this) Red Hot Chilli Peppers. But in the same way that buying a Barcelona shirt with Messi on the back doesn't mean your first touch no longer stinks, Cosplaying as your favourite bands doesn't mean your music is any good. It really, really, really isn't.
I had a mate just after high school that used to play this - I'd forgotten it existed. I remember the title track but nothing else. Ok, I like that it's rap with an actual band behind it, much more interesting than what a lot of others were doing at the time. This was kinda right on that turning point as heaps of rap started just using real simple basslines as music, kinda throwing out all the cool samples and turntable stuff that made it cool a few years earlier. The band is good, they mix a whole heap of different genres but keep it funky and it always seems to work. ...except for the rap rock parts lol. That sorta thing hasn't aged well imo, was never going to. Or maybe that's just the shadow of cringey memories looming over me lol. But it's only in maybe 1-2 tracks and used pretty sparsely anyway. I also didn't realise that Scooby snacks was them - not sure how that escaped me, heard that song many times, it has that 90s swagger that I kinda miss, not in a nostalgic way but rather that I'm kinda sad people aren't doing it anymore. Naturally, being the mid-late 90s all the songs are about smoking weed... that's just how it was at the time. Except for the song about meth I guess lol. Seems a lot of the time this list just forces me to sit through 60s garbage rather than expand my mind, so it's cool to hear something that's not only mostly new to me, but that I'd also willingly listen to independently. 4/5.
La critique que je m'apprête à rédiger ne sera pas tout à fait pertinente dans le sens où j'ai été confronté à un problème dont j'assume la responsabilité. En effet, je ne me suis rendu compte qu'au milieu de l'écoute que la lecture de cet album se faisait en mode aléatoire. J'étais dès lors totalement perdu. Vous savez pertinemment que je me dois d'activer cette option la plupart du temps pour m'entraîner à l'événement que nous attendons tous et qui se tiendra selon les dernières infos début 2024 ; je veux bien entendu parler du Grand Quiz du Générateur sur TF1 qui m'opposera bien sûr à ltrapeze. Je vous tiendrai informé sur le déroulement de l'émission dès que j'aurai du nouveau.
What a fun album! Kind of borderline "Gangstagrass" on the first track. Mixing hip hop with numerous styles, this album is just silly, while also being cool.
Just a ton of fun, honestly really enjoyed this album. It trails off a bit on the back end, but still a strong album. Can't really identify a genre, which made it even more enjoyable Saved: The Fun Lovin' Criminal, The Grave And The Constant, Scooby Snacks, Bombin' The L*
Good fun, immature, 90s, rockrap
I'm not sure I can really appreciate this kind of stuff on the level it's supposed to be appreciated, but relative to a lot of the other hip hop this list has given me, I liked this one a lot. Thinking thematically about this + "Three Feet High and Rising" + "People's Travels..." vs. "Fear of a Black Planet" + NWA, I seem to like stuff that emphasizes the instruments over the rappers. This CD has, in relative terms, great instrumentals. It starts kind of slow - the first song is a bit of an intro, and didn't immediately grab me - it's fun, but one of the more rap-driven tracks. But each of "Passive/Aggressive", "Scooby Snacks" and "Bombin' the L" I liked immediately, and a few of the slower, funkier tracks were really nice too. They generally keep everything pretty upbeat, do a good job of featuring a few different instrumental moods, and seem to not take themselves super-seriously. I would play this again.
Faux gangsters - not awful but it's baffling to me how this album and group became successful. The harder grittier songs are better than the softer tracks but they are also more cringey. This is seen in all its glory on the best track: King of New York which utters the refrain "free John Gotti". Some decent tracks but zero realism which leaves me feeling empty.
An interesting mash-up of different genres but I didn't really care for it. It's been about a week since I listened to it so details are sparse but I think it was kind of uneven for me and I kind of struggled to finish it. There were some fun tracks I think but it didn't always work or come together for me. Also, not very interesting lyrically.
This is a strange one because while I don't think it is necessarily a bad album, I am not sure of how it received enough of a reputation to appear on this list. I had never heard of this rap/rock group before so I was surprised to see that their song "Scooby Snacks" had 22 million streams on Spotify; however, I was even more surprised when I heard it and realized none of it sounded familiar. Even the Wikipedia page for this album is nearly non-existent with no facts or notes on the recording or its significance (something that has been very prevalent for every other album I have received so far). Given all of this, this album just doesn't feel overly innovative or high quality for the time which makes things even stranger. By the end, it all just started to unfortunately blend together. It was cool to hear rap with real instruments (RHCP, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sublime are the first bands that come to mind when I hear this), but this just wasn't as fun as it should be due to its execution. I ultimately didn't think the rapping or the instrumentals were special enough to make this one I want to come back to. Not much to say outside of that. 2/5. NOTE: As a big James Bond fan, I did appreciate the cover of one of the best tracks from the movie franchise, "We Have All the Time in the World"; however, it didn't really try to be unique and definitely paled in comparison to the original Louis Armstrong version.
Very cool. Great fusion of hiphop, blues and rock. The lead singles still sound awesome but some of the other tracks let it down a little, the chorus’s get a bit formulaic.
Funky, upbeat and chillin.
Really-really good songs
Chill beats, chill bars, so many genres used perfectly
Fantastic chilled album which will be played again
I like it too much to be objective.
I had never heard of these guys before. This music made me move! I really liked this disc. I listened to the Expanded Version, which has many versions of several of their songs. It's a great showing of their creativity and command of different styles of music and recording.
Loved this album.
Something new to me enjoyed it
This sure didn’t look like it was gonna be my jam, but it sure is great! I love these guys! Lots of serious themes - some moving songs - but they seem to be having fun (as advertised). Great rhymes. I love the slow jams as much as the fast and fun songs. And remaking “We Have All The Time in the World”?! Very classy. Some great guitar work that really added to it all. Really great album!
Never heard of 'em before but this was a fun groove with many surprises.
I liked the look of the cover and 90s hip-hop/rap is up my alley. It was a treat!
well this was well more massive than i remember it being. My memories of it at the time are scooby snacks being flogged so hard it was unlistenable and it generally being pseudo cool nonsense. don't really know if any of that has changed but i read how they came to fame by filling in for acts that didn't turn up in a club they worked in. could be a nice cover story but it makes it sound a bit more of a piss about, which fits the music better than some uber cool new york hipster taking themselves far too seriously trying to be cool. gonna go big on this.
Brilliant. Smooth rapping with great guitars.
Smooth as!!! Forgot how cool this album was… extremely New York!
Really really dope mix of smooth Rap / Rock and R&b tracks. Album art is accurate, great for cruisin'. Standout Tracks: Smoke Em', We Have All the Time in the World, Come Find Yourself, Crime and Punishment, Methadonia
I never really listened to them but I enjoyed this album.
Eclectic and fun, horns and blues guitar and rap. Lyrics kinda meh.
Top e daora; hip e hop bem ~eclético
Thankyou for finally giving me a rap album! My god. It’s okay too! I didn’t finish it so I’ll try and get it all done tomorrow but yeah, happy with this. Not 5/5, reaching into a 4 mayyyybe but I’ll see
I generally enjoyed this album. I found them to have personality and a cool sound in an area of rock/hip hop mix that I don’t tend to often like.
Escuché este disco y el siguiente de este grupo casi sin descanso en los 90 y luego me olvidé de ellos. Lo siento, sigue sonando bien y tiene temazos como The Fun Lovin' Criminal, Scooby Snacks, King of New York o Bear Hug.
Thoroughly enjoyable album, forgot how good the FLC were. 4/5
Leuke plaat, zeg!
Ik kende alleen de 2 hitjes, maar de rest van deze plaat bevalt me ook prima.
Vette plaat! Flow van Huey vind ik echt cool en Scooby Snacks is terecht een hit geweest.
Surprisingly, I like this album. Musically it's diverse, well performed. Not all rap, some melody, lots of variety. I listened to it twice. Well done!
It's a bop. Not a go to album, but perfectly listenable.
And they say it's better than crack, plus It keeps them mellow and passive... I guess... Methadonia
Feels like a mix of ATCQ and Beastie Boys, nice
Funky album should be listened to more
Chill raps, helemaal niet verkeerd. gwn goeie man. niks op aan te merken voor de rest.
Actually pretty good
I enjoyed this album. For me the music hit the right chords, the raps though mostly lightweight are fun and sometimes quite humorous. But it's the music that pulled me in and made for an enjoyable listening experience. 3.75 🌟
Kinda like a mix of ska and rap? Reminded me a little of like Atmosphere or 311? Enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed listening it this !4*
Love the flows, love the instrument diversity. Based on the name, I was expecting some 80s new wave and was pleasantly surprised. Lot of sticky hooks on this record. Little long. Favorite tracks: "Scooby Snacks" ,"Crime and Punishment"
production is so…🤌🏼
Love the eclectic mash-up of styles on this album. I'm hearing hip hop, rock, rap, jazz, R&B, blues, funk, and even a bit of punk. Had not heard of these guys or their music before. Glad I have now!
Scooby Snacks is a banger, the rest was fine, but I love that track so I'm giving a 4 anyway lol
Perfect name for this group. I had heard several of these songs but forgotten all about them. I have nothing bad to say about this album, really. It's a fun combination of a lot of my favorite kinds of music.
Cool hip-hop rock fusion sounds. Scooby Snacks is a great single. We Have All The Time In The World is a really refreshing mid album break.
Really enjoyed this. Wide range of styles, great for driving. Nothing skipped. Added.
7/10. Had this on in the background, but seemed pretty good based on that, and I liked how it mixed genres.
not my favorite but the variety was nice. 7/10
Pretty good! At some points, really great. I loved "Scooby Snacks" and "Passive/Aggressive". Overall, it was just a bit too long though. A couple songs could have been cut, and some songs went on too long. Still pretty good though, definitely glad I heard it.
Entertaining set from a band that borrows vibe from (and extends considerably) the music of G. Love and Special Sauce, pushing the grooves deeper into rap and hard rock. A little uneven, but never drifts too low. The stark, exemplary single Scoobie Snacks is the brightest star here, but the firmament shines from others, too. A solid listen that encourages me to research the band further.
Way better than I thought it was going to be. I was very surprised to see this one pop up as I never gave a 2nd thought to this band past Scooby Snacks. But this was a pretty diverse sounding record with lots of smooth grooves and jazz inflections.
Is this a classic album? Probably not. Is it a touch derivative and trying a little too hard? Probably. Does it feel a little unvarnished and stoned? Yes. Did I play this album on heavy rotation and nod my head along in the car in my early twenties? I most certainly did! Nostalgia gets the rating. It’s a little fun rock rap blues funk New York thing - don’t think too hard, just enjoy it.
It turns out I have heard more of their songs than I thought. I liked the album a ton.
a little cringy in places, can see this as the precursor to nu metal which is a huge drawback. Ha a real fake swagger to it using Tarantino samples etc. But overall it's just fun music with a couple of real stand outs.
Liked it, made me happy, no idea what it was about though
Super fun record and interesting blending of genres. A little on the silly side at times, but I enjoyed it.
Half rap, half rock, full awesome
When I saw "Hip-Hop/Rap" as the genre of this album on Apple Music, I wasn't expecting that my previous experience with this group would be from my 1997 Lounge-A-Palooza compilation CD, on which they sang 10cc's "I'm Not in Love." But not knowing that until after I listened, I found myself joyfully surprised through most of this album that they did seem to be serious about the "fun lovin'" part. Interesting instrumentations (I love a rap with an easy-listening background), clever tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and a pretty straightforward rendition of a James Bond movie theme. I really enjoyed this and I will be listening to their compilation Mimosa shortly.
Huey's languid rap-singing is quite seductive. The hip hop drums and rock, funk, soul guitar hits my eclectic taste buds. About 5 very enjoyable tracks and the rest are fine and listenable. Good grooves. I've a lot of time for Huey after his excellent Saturday BBC 6music program.
Nice blast from the past
All of their songs in that album was so exciting, mellow, and romantic. 古さを感じさせない、洒落た音色とノリ。メロウな感じも、ポップな感じも、色々感じられた。多面的な楽しみ方ができる 音楽だと思う。
Chill and vibey music making for good calcs. 8/10
This was a fun listen. Strangely, the guy rapped about joining the Marines vs going to jail and that's definitely a thing from when this came out.
One to play loud! Tunes galore. They never really bettered this, but what a debut.
Surprisingly fun listen.
Definitely angling to be 90s Beastie Boys, but still pretty enjoyable overall.
Starts out strong, with an instrumental that made me expect more of a country-rap crossover (in 1996!? Lil Nas X eat your heart out). But the rest is some attractive East Coast hip-hop with rather guitar-centric beats. Fun to be sure, and I imagine a show with live instruments would be great, but not exceptional.
Tykkäsin paljon. Hauska levy, sopi kuunteluhetkeenkin hyvin. Scooby Snacks jäi erityisesti mieleen Tarantino-referensseineen.
Ihan lepposaa menoa ja oli helppo kunnella. Ei kuitenkaan toivoa pääsystä omille soittolistoille.
Surprisingly not that bad, album was all over the place with lots of different genres mixed into Hip hop
Un peu répétitif mais très sympathique ! Ca se laisse écouter sans peine mais c'est pas quelque chose que je remettrais très souvent (ou alors en étant défoncé pour bien apprécier le côté chill)
There are some bops on here but some of it is a bit same-y. It's aight.
Un mélange de rap-ska-punkrock, moins mon genre mais intéressant!
Hip-hop suave. Ni fu ni fa
Als die damals rauskam hab ich die gar nicht richtig ernst genommen. Komischer Name schon allein, und auch das Gesamtprodukt flüsterte einem ja augenzwinkernd "Achtung, Poser!" zur Begrüßung entgegen. Klares Todesurteil, normalerweise. Haben sich dann aber erstaunlicherweise recht schnell eine Begnadigung erspielt, durch eben dieses Augenzwinkern und das fast schon auf Metaebene gezogene Posing. Und so geht mir das heute noch; kann das immer noch nicht richtig ernst nehmen und denen entsprechend auch für nix böse sein. 3 Punkte für lustige 90er Referenz und Erinnerung daran, wie das damals eben auch war.
3,7. It’s fun, baby. Repräsentiert für mich auch recht gut die 90er, schon wegen dieser billigen Pulp Fiction Samples und der faken Gangster Attitüde.
Decent - worth a re-listen
Thought I’d hate this as the lead singer is a bit of a nob but was pleasantly surprised. Like the hooks. Rapping was pretty decent. A surprisingly 3/5
weird album not really sure if i like it or not but still not objectively terrible
Pretty fun album. 0RS
It's not bad.
As the name suggests, just a fun album. Best track: The Fun Lovin' Criminal
I was really into the album at first and then it started to all blend together. It's a unique sound for sure but probably won't listen again
I liked the mixtures of sounds on this one.
Good listen, but probably wouldn't listen again.
Surprisingly enjoyed this. I liked the mish mash of genres in the samples, you can tell that they have a wide range of influences. When I got to 'all the time in the world' I thought it sounded like a velvet underground song but it turned out to be a Louis Armstrong cover, very odd. The lyrics are mostly crap and the whiff of novelty hangs over a few of the songs which loses this a few stars.
Really chill, enjoyed it. I'd recommend it for easy listening
Really enjoyed it, reminds me of my early 20’s
It was quite enjoyable but nothing really stand out
super 90's vibes. pretty chill.
It was alright. Good beats, good lyrics.
A couple of classics but the rest of the album doesn't live up to them
A few fun, funky tracks on this album, but a lot of weak tracks too. Some of them were pretty dope, though!
I really like the blend of different styles here. An enjoyable listen and while the lyrical content is a little ridiculous it seems to be pretty tongue in cheek. Refreshing to have a band not take themselves too seriously.
Yeah ok. Enjoyable even.
J'en ai rien a foutre et je suis une nouvelle fois très enervé envers Robert pour nous proposer un enième album dont tout le monde se fout completement. Je me garderai cependant d'insulter Robert, étant donné qu'il a hier confirmé le remboursement de mon livre des 1001 albums, qui comme vous le savez ne m'avait pas été delivré malgré des semaines d'attente. Un ouf de soulagement.
3.5 out of 5. Chilled tunes
Lots of fun but I definately used to hold this in higher regard than it actually deserved. In saying that there is lots to like and I enjoyed going back to it
Nostalgic as anything. I bounced around the limelight to loads of the tracks however it hasn't aged gracefully enough do get a 4.
Un dels discos clau de finals dels 90, barreja de pop, r&b, funk, jazz i molt de soul. N'hi ha per tots els gustos, i en el seus millors moments, 'Scooby Snacks', 'Smoke 'Em', 'Come Find Yourself' és una de les millors bandes sonores que es poden trobar sobre la Nova York més salvatge
Definitely a 90s album. It was a decent album. Not sure why they felt the need to do a cover of the James Bond classic "We have all the time in the world."
Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Bear hug
The music had its moments but even in trying to be satirical this came across as corny in a lot of moments. A fun one-time listen. 6/10
Free John Gotti :|
I found this album to be pretty generic for the most part. I only liked one track enough to save it (Scooby Snacks) and that's probably the only part of this album I'll revisit. There are 2 'slow jams' in this album that feel hella out of place - I get that they were probably trying to show that they can do more than rap/rap-rock, but it did not work for me at all. At least it wasn't insultingly bad or anything - just mediocre.
prime sopranos soundtrack material. actual not bad tho, found myself getting into it the longer it went on.
Ai generated alternative hip hop. Ambient with no distinct sound or quality. I don't hate it. Just not excited.
50% decent hip-hop with a touch of trip-hop, 50% utter cringe wannabe gangster. It gets a star for being a welcome antidote to the bland indie that dominated UK airwaves at the time.
This album was average, tbh. Lot of filler with a couple of standout tracks like The Fun Lovin' Criminal.
Not a bad album, catchy riffs.
C’est pas si pire, mais il y a beaucoup mieux dans le genre. 3
interesting 90's hip hop even if apple lists it as alternative. Reminded me a bit of sublime. Nothing particularly unique, but was a fun listen.
The FLC are fun, and this album proves it. Lazy trippy but with some fantastic multi-instrumentalism in there. Good times.
Some middle-of-the-road hiphop that does at least lean more into the "Fun Lovin'" than the "Criminals", which I think is to its credit.
Best Song: The Grave and the Constant. Full lean-back chill. The drums are the star here. Worst Song: Bombin' the L. Blaring "classic rock" guitars absolutely killing the mood that had been developed up to that point. Overall: The rapping isn't always top notch, but the hazy, atmospheric vibes mean those lyrical misses matter less. There is a tendency to repeat each song's hook too often that at times feels forced. For the most part, a purely leisurely album that seems designed as an intentionally slow burn. Would be improved by removing the boisterous tracks and leaning fully into the relaxed vibe.
Funky suave. Me gusta We Have All the Time in the World.
Hip-hop suave. Ni fu ni fa.
Had a few bangers
Ok étonnament varié et sympa à écouter Prefs: The Fun Lovin' Criminal, Scooby Snacks, Bombin' The L, King of New-York, We Have All the Time in the World, Bear Hug, Come Find Yourself, Methadonia Moins pref: I Can't Get With That
Meer stevige gitaar dan verwacht. Ik vond het wel een oké album
Some harsh reviews for this considering there's a lot of dross with a lot of stars in this chart. I found it pleasant with some interesting sounds, samples from films and other bands but isn't that the name of the game nowadays? Easy listening and cool.
I always had a bit of a soft spot for Fun Lovin' Criminals, despite my inability to stand rap music. They're just musical enough to pass under my radar and allow me to enjoy their rhythms. Not the world's best album by any measure, but OK to listen to from time to time.
Interesting novelty and blast from the past - lounge-y Latino hip hop - but it beyond some catchy tracks it doesn’t have much staying power as a record in itself.
Definitely not my usual cup of tea. In particular, I strongly dislike most rap. They pull off their peculiar combination of styles quite well though and I had no trouble listening to the entire album without getting annoyed at any point. That's a good effort. Still it's not one I will ever revisit.
Aside from a few slightly cringey choruses, this is pretty enjoyable. A nice mix of genres
Given the low expectations set by the album cover and description as “funky rap rock,” it was more fun than expected. High school me would probably have been really into it.
More white boys rapping about being gangsta or whatever. It's pretty fun, honestly but kind of a strange addition, considering the fact that the Wikipedia article for this is shorter than the article for the Uzbek village of Qirqqiz (population: 1,200). However, I should probably not be one to speak on Wikipedia article lengths, as my article is 0 words long because they keep unfairly deleting it. Apparently being the owner of the biggest PEZ dispenser collection is "not something of encyclopedic value". Fuck you, Jimmy Wales. I award this album a 3/5, one point for each "Breaking Bad extra"-looking guy in the album art.
When I saw the album cover i knew I would like this album at least a little bit. This music is fun to listen to and fun to sing along with. I'm not a big fan of rap music but combined with guitars and a rock n roll vibe, well, I kinda dig it.
Scooby Snacks was the only recognizable track off this album. It sounds very dated, mid-90s, lots of drug references, rap and spoken word over some rock. It was ok.
Musically and vocally its a nice hybrid mix of rock and rap. Something different with some laid back vibes.
Never heard of them before but it reminded me of some of the corny rap I listened to in the early 90s. 3 stars for nostalgia and being ok.
Before streaming, my office had a music server where anyone could go on and build playlists and we'd rotate DJing in our office. Fun Lovin' Criminals would come up frequently so this album has a big nostalgia factor for me.
Stoner hip hop rock? Peculiar niche genre. I know Huey from the radio and Scooby-Snacks was on a million compilation albums. Ok I guess. Kinda plods on in a laid back way.
The first half of this album is a lot of fun, the second half not so much. The singles are definitely the best songs, however I don't think they are meant to be taken too seriously! Some of the later cuts (like Bear Hug) are a bit cringy. Overall though a light hearted and unusual album, I like the fusion of rap, jazz and Latin music on here.
I once had that album on CD. A rather fun listen, as far as I can remember. Then I lost this CD. But contrary to other lost ones, I never bothered buying it again. I think I'm starting to see why now... Number of albums left to review or just listen to: less than 780, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: approximately a half so far Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter (including this one)
Not bad and certainly bouncy, but It’s possible the artists are having more fun than most listeners will. Does it sound dated? Indeed it does.
Mid-nineties hip hop beats, lazy slacker rhymes and the stink of desperation to be cool. Just a bit bland and safe - perfect Radio 2 music for Dad's who feel their dangerous driving to their local BBQ. Best Tracks: The Fun Lovin' Criminals; Scooby Snacks; I Can't Get With That
Surpreendeu, pois o rap fluiu bem com as bases e batidas com melodias interessantes e envolventes.
1 song i liked, other songs were ok
This album started off great. The cover reminded me of Run Dmc and I didnt like that album, but this was a pleasant surprise. The fun lovin criminal was an awesome opener. Passive/aggressive was a really good song. I cant get with that was another good song. Most of these songs are really good. Some mid ones bring it down. Good 6/10
Fun record. I always liked Scooby Snacks and I still feel like it's the best of the bunch, but there are some others I enjoyed.
Hip hop, but make it rock... scooby snacks
1996. Key Songs: Scooby Snacks, King of New York
This did not grow on me over time. The funk-inspired instrumentals were cool, though.
Blanding af hiphop/rock/jazz/soul, New York, rebelsk
I'm too old for this. Made it through about 3 songs. It was okay, just didn't really grab me.
Change of pace. Not really sure why this is on this list.
Okay album. The music was okay. Pretty diverse mix of influences.
An entire career built on one sample from a tarantino film. Kudos, Huey.
Maybe they love fun. Its not my kind of fun though.
They had a hit song, and made an album. This is mediocre and generally forgettable.
Did I even listen to anything? Excellent and completely forgettable
Free John Gotti haha. Cringe.
Was vroeger al niet hee boeiend, nu nog steeds niet.
Ik ben er met frisse tegenzin aan begonnen. Dat maakte dat ik het eigenlijk best ok vond, de gangster-rap snap ik dan weer niet zo goed en dat jazzy-achtige ook niet. Verrassendste/mooiste nummer vond ik: We have all the Time in the World
Rap Rock, really, 1001? Heavily distorted guitars, really? Are these the fathers of white rap? The missing link between stereo mcs and kid rock, everlast, etc? I’d call this lounge rap, lots of loungey beats, but also, oddly, seems to celebrate criminality, but in a movie way, not a gangster rap way. The big hit scooby-snack song, definitely an homage to Tarantino, didn’t realize that until now. There are a few cool samples hidden in here, but overall, not for me. When the hit in this album was huge I remember reading that the lead singers dad played Mongo in blazing saddles. So I can’t help but imagine a bunch of Hollywood kids making this “rap” album. Who the fuck said sugar-gay?
Thank you FLC for paving the way for G Love (hell yes) and LFO (Chinese food makes me sick). C
Sounds like something Mac G would have on repeat. That ain't necessarily a diss.
Nothing special here, a product of its time that hasn't aged well.
My best guess is that I've probably heard of something from this band, but maybe it wasn't from this album. The lyrics sank this album from almost being okay to low enough to get a "nope" from me. There is interesting music, but I generally have a hard time with lyrics that brag, and curse all at the same time. The music wasn't good enough to over look the lyrics. The pop culture references feel outdated too.
why? what a bizzarre thing... not sure i'm into it today
Rest of the album was pretty poor but scooby snacks will forever remain an absolute banger
2 stars. Not because the music is bad. It’s actually alright. I just don’t understand why it’s on this list. There are much better early 90s hip hot groups
Loads of fun it’s time, but really quite dull at times also. I’d never heard this album in full before. Until now I’d only ever heard the singles and to be honest,I got very little from this album beyond those.
Name is familiar but do I know them? Slow Hip Hop and blues. Probably influenced a lot of bands. Talented maybe. Not my thing though.
no the type of misuc Id linke
Yeah not a big fan of rap rock stuff. Music was ok enough but nothing really attracting my ear.
didn't listen to it all, quite generic
1st Listen. There are a couple of songs that made me listen more closely. Interested to hear more of it. But, still not sure it belongs on this list.
Wasn't really feeling this one. Feels like the camp of "rap is silly, let's try it." That's not to say anything about this band or their intentions, they are just Fun Lovin' Criminals after all. It's just not a style that I'm really into, too tongue-in-cheek for me. I did like Scooby Snacks though, despite being the epitome of that silly humor. Didn't make much of an impression. Favorite tracks: Scooby Snacks, The Grave and the Constant. Album art: Three guys of unknown ethnic origin riding in a car. The guy in the middle looks the part of a fun-loving criminal, he's got that smug, knowing grin that fits this style. Not much here for me. 2/5
No es mi estilo pero es muy escucharle. Rap melodico Mejor al principio que al final